Credence ID launches handheld biometric/document platform
18 February 2015 15:39 GMT

CredenceOne-MRZ includes all of the features of the previously released CredenceOne but extends that capability to include an integrated MRZ reader for travel documents

Credence ID, a provider of secure mobile biometric and credential authentication platforms, has launched its CredenceOne-MRZ handheld solution. The new device is engineered to provide identity assurance of individuals using a combination of biometrics and secure document reading capabilities.

The Android-based device is designed to quickly read various smart credentials containing securely encrypted biometric and biographic data and then verify the subject’s identity by matching them with a live scan of their fingerprint and/or face.

CredenceOne-MRZ includes all of the features of the previously released CredenceOne device including a full-feature SDK, cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, contact and contactless card reading, but extends that capability to include an integrated MRZ reader for travel documents.

Lionel Jean, VP, Integration, Consulting & Services Director of Gemalto Government Programs, commented: “With the new MRZ capability, CredenceOne-MRZ is the perfect fit for Gemalto’s Coesys Secure Solutions for Document Verification. It allows multi-ID document verification including biometric authentication for eGov applications."

According to Credence ID, the device can verify the identity of an individual by using their fingerprint and a presented credential. The operator can also match to an on board database or transmit and match a subject’s biometric to a remote database (AFIS) using the Wi-Fi or a cellular network. This combination of sensors and readers can authenticate an individual when matched to their ID cards such as state, local and national ID cards, TWIC, CAC, PIV cards and all ICAO 9303 compliant passports. The integrated 5MP camera can also be used to read 1D and 2D (QR) barcodes.